Year after year I create a wish list full of the things that I want and need and for years I’ve had a Kitchen Aid mixer on that list. Last year I finally got one! Yup… best gift ever! I think it was the day that I tried to make bread with my non-Kitchen Aid mixer and had to hold it down while it was trying to jump off of the counter that finally changed my husbands mind.
Now, I can make bread or just about anything that tickles my fancy with ease!
Like these awesome rolls!
My Kitchen Aid mixer had no trouble with the dough at all and I didn’t have to hold the mixer so it didn’t jump off of the counter!
2 c. milk
½ cup + 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
1/3 cup butter
2 teaspoons salt
2 packages active dry yeast (or 4 1/2 tsp.)
2/3 cup warm (105-115-degree) water
8-9 cups all-purpose flour
3 beaten eggs – Yes! They need to be beaten ahead of time
Combine milk, 1/2 c. sugar, butter, and salt in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until butter melts. Remove from heat. Allow to cool to lukewarm.
While the milk mixture is cooling, dissolve the yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in warm water. Let stand about 10 minutes… you’ll know when it’s done by how much it grows.
In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 c. flour and milk mixture. Beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Add yeast mixture and beat on high for 3 minutes.
Stir in as much remaining flour as needed to make a soft dough. This dough should be very soft–it will be coming away from the sides of the bowl, but it will still stick to your finger when you touch it. Place the bowl in a warm place and cover with a clean towel and allow it to rise for 1 hour.
Punch the dough down. Lightly flour the work surface and turn the dough out onto the surface. Divide the dough in half and then shape it into a rectangle and cut into 12 even pieces.
Spray 2 13×9 pans with cooking spray, shape into balls, and arrange the rolls in the pan. Cover with a towel and let rise for 30 minutes.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 – 18 minutes. When they’re done remove them from the oven and run over the tops with a stick of butter.
These are awesome while they’re still warm!
Now on to the really good part!
A group of incredible bloggers and I have teamed up this holiday season to bring you an exciting giveaway! We have a Kitchen Aid mixer in the color of your choice AND a Keurig Platinum coffee maker for two lucky winners! These are perfect for your holiday baking and entertaining… Don’t you think so?
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